Friday, 8 January 2016

71.According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.
72.Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.
73.The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
74.Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
75.Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
76.Deer can't eat hay.
77.Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
78.On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
79.The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
80.The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
81.North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
82.Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
83.Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.
84.Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
85.A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
86.There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
87.Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
88.The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

89.The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
90.A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
91.Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
92.Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.
93.Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.
94.The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.
95.You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
96.(removed, duplicated)
97.The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
98.Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.
99.The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
100.A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
101.Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
102.(removed, duplicated)
103.315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
104.On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
105.During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
106.Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
107.Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
108.(removed, duplicated)
109.Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.
110.Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
111.Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
112.Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
113.Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
114.There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
115.The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
116.There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
117.Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
118.A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
119.The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
120.If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
121.Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
122.Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
123.The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
124.Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
125.Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
126.The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
127.Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
128.Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
129.What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
130."Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
131."Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
132.In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
133.(removed, duplicated)
134.Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
135.You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
136.There is a city called Rome on every continent.
137.It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
138.Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
139.Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
140.The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
141.Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
142.Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
143.The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
144.One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
145.(removed, duplicated)
146.The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
147.Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
148.Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
149.The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
150.Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
151.Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
152.Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
153.Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
154.Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.
155.On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
156.More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
157.The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
158.More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
159.Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
160.The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
161.The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
162.Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
163.It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
164.You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
165.Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
166.Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
167.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
168.The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
169.The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
170.Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
171.Slugs have 4 noses.
172.Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
173.A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
174.A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
175.The average person laughs 10 times a day!
176.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
177.If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
178.If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
179.The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
180.A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
181.A cockroach will live for weeks without its head before it starves to death
182.Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
183.The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
184.The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
185.The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
186.Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
187.Butterflies taste with their feet.
188.The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
189.A cat's urine glows under a black light.
190.(removed, duplicated)
191.Starfish have no brains.
192.Polar bears are left-handed.
193.Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
194.In France, it is legal to marry a dead person

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